Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have announced details of their seventeenth studio album, World Be Gone, which will be released on 19th May. This album is the follow up to 2014’s The Violet Flame, and follows the band’s recent 30th anniversary celebrations.

Their new album sees the award-winning songwriters in a more reflective mood, giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination and, as highlighted on the painted artwork showing a ship’s masthead rising up from being submerged in the stormy waters, looking forward to the future.

Explains Vince Clarke, “Obviously the current political climate lends itself to lots of ideas”. Andy Bell continues, “I think there’s an underswell of opinion, and people are slowly waking up. I’m hoping that people will take the album in a positive way, that they’ll use it as optimistic rabble-rousing music.”

Erasure are delighted to have been invited as special guests on Robbie Williams’ 2017 stadium tour taking place in the summer, but prior to that they are headlining some dates of their own.



Date Venue
Sat 27th O2 Academy Glasgow
Sun 28th Albert Hall Manchester
Mon 29th Roundhouse London



Date Venue
Fri 2nd Ethiad Stadium Manchester
Tue 6th St Mary’s Stadium Southampton
Fri 9th Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh
Tue 13th Ricoh Stadium Coventry
Sat 17th Aviva Stadium Dublin
Wed 21st Ethiad Stadium Cardiff
Fri 23rd Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London

Tickets are now on sale